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#13015: TONIGHT! WITH ERNIE KOVACS
1956-00-00, WNBC, 2 min.
Steve Allen, Ernie Kovacs

The opening of the Tonight! show with Ernie Kovacs as host. 

In the summer of 1956, host, Steve Allen, of The Tonight Show, (then titled Tonight! from September 27, 1954 - January 25, 1957)
reduced his nightly appearances. Ernie Kovacs was brought in to host on Mondays and Tuesdays. Allen hosted his last Tonight! show on January 25, 1957, as the series' first era came to a close.                                      
#13225: POLLY BERGEN SHOW, THE
1957-10-05, NBC, 6 min.
Polly Bergen, Ernie Kovacs, Jule Styne, Percy Dovetonsills

        September 21, 1957 - May 31, 1958
Polly Bergen hosted her own variety series for one season. The half-hour show alternated biweekly wit CLUB OASIS and featured the orchestra of Luther Henderson, Jr. The show's theme song, "The Party's Over," was composed by Jule Styne.

Guest is Ernie Kovacs who jokingly comments about the Russian satellite, "Sputnik." Kovacs performs a comedy routine as Percy Dovetonsills. This was the third show of the series.

                                      
#7117: THE FORD SHOW
1958-10-16, NBC, 00 min.
Ernie Kovacs, Tennessee Ernie Ford

Variety- NBC - 30 minutes, October 4th, 1956-June 29th, 1961.

Tennessee Ernie Ford was host, singer and comedian of this variety show. The musical portion of the program consisted mostly of Country and Western and Gospel music. 

This was a live show from Detroit, Michigan.                                           
#162: ERNIE KOVACS SHOW, THE
1962-01-23, WABC, 29 min.
Ernie Kovacs, Samuel Ellison

This last show taped a few weeks before Ernie Kovac's untimely death was broadcast without commercials. It included a final tribute, originally given by the Reverend Samuel Ellison and voiced by the ABC Network at the conclusion of the telecast.
#7870: COMEDY OF ERNIE KOVACS, THE
1968-04-09, WABC, 19 min.
Ernie Kovacs

Highlights from the late Ernie Kovacs' specials broadcast in 1961.

Dupe Of # 765.                          
#765: COMEDY OF ERNIE KOVACS, THE
1968-04-09, WABC, 19 min.
Ernie Kovacs

Highlights from the late Ernie Kovacs specials of 1961.
#8764: MERV GRIFFIN SHOW, THE:
1976-06-07, SYN, 90 min.
Milton Berle, Groucho Marx, Mickey Rooney, Ernie Kovacs, Merv Griffin, Dick Martin, Edie Adams

October 1, 1962-March 29, 1963 (NBC); 1965-1969 (Syndicated); August 18, 1969-February 11, 1972 (CBS); 1972-1986 (Syndicated)

A salute to the late Ernie Kovacs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
#7700: BEST OF ERNIE KOVACS, THE
1977-04-12, PBS, 30 min.
Ernie Kovacs, Chevy Chase

Produced in 1977 for Chicago Public Television, this ten week series concentrates on the comedy genius of Ernie Kovacs, based on his ABC specials. Hosted by Chevy Chase. {Debut}        
#7701: BEST OF ERNIE KOVACS, THE
1977-04-19, PBS, 30 min.
Ernie Kovacs, Chevy Chase

Produced in 1977 for Chicago Public Television, this ten week series concentrates on the comedy genius of Ernie Kovacs, based on his ABC specials. Hosted by Chevy Chase.                     
#7817: : " WHEN TELEVISION WAS YOUNG." CBS NEWS SPECIAL
1977-04-28, CBS, 118 min.
Walter Cronkite, Red Skelton, Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Charles Kuralt, Milton Berle, Arthur Godfrey, Mary Martin, Sid Caesar, Ed Sullivan, Burns & Allen, Ernie Kovacs, Charlton Heston, Paul Newman, James Dean, Don Larsen, Edward P. Morgan, Douglas Edwards, Dick Van Dyke, Noel Coward, Walter Matthau, Lucille Ball, Alan Young, Rex Harrison, John F. Kennedy, Fulton J. Sheen, Al Hodge, Harry Truman, Frank Stanton, Joe McCarthy, Douglas Mac Arthur, Jack Lemon

The history of television is examined.
Complete with original commercials.

Host: Charles Kuralt     

  The special is a retrospective of the social history of television programming, circa 1948-1960's. Host Charles Kuralt describes 
 live television and illustrates the kinescope process. Excerpts include coverage of the following topics and people: Burns and Allen; news programs with Edward P. Morgan and Douglas Edwards; newsreels and propaganda; Art Carney and Jackie Gleason; children's programs, including "Captain Video"; the growth of television; performers Milton Berle, Ernie Kovacs, Red Skelton, Alan Young, Dick Van Dyke and Lucille Ball; reporter Edward R. Murrow; the Korean War; blacklisting; Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy; Mary Martin and Noel Coward; the 1954 Army-McCarthy hearings; Sid Caesar; President Harry S Truman's 1951 dismissal of General MacArthur; Bishop Fulton J. Sheen; a comedy and entertainment montage; quiz show scandals with comments by Frank Stanton of CBS and a look at how shows were rigged; Rex Harrison rehearsing for "My Fair Lady"; anthology drama with Charlton Heston, James Dean, and others; the 1952 Republican Convention; John F. Kennedy's 1956 bid for vice president; the 1960 presidential campaign; and Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series. Includes commercials.                               
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